As well as being a national project, The Lieutenancy of Herefordshire and Herefordshire Council are supporting The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative locally; it will be rolled out across Herefordshire, and beyond, during the next planting season from October 2021 until March 2022.

This will be a long-lasting and valuable way to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. The Lieutenancy and Herefordshire Council are keen to help ensure that as many trees as possible are planted for the Canopy in Herefordshire. This well- conceived campaign will encourage the choice of healthy native trees that will thrive in their environments.

We will shortly be contacting local councils, schools, churches, businesses, charities, other groups and individuals across the county to encourage all to respond to the opportunity to create an impressive legacy to honour The Queen’s long reign and leadership of the nation. We encourage anyone wishing to support the Canopy financially to donate to the Herefordshire Community Foundation which will help fund the purchase of trees.

Edward Harley OBE, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire, said “The Queen’s Green Canopy is a wonderful way to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, which celebrates a remarkable 70 years on the throne – the longest of any monarch in this country. This initiative will promote the importance of trees for the environment in a sustainable and relevant way and, it is hoped, thousands of trees will be planted across the county. I am grateful to James and his team for leading the campaign in helping with guidance for all interested parties, from budding silviculturists to experts, on the best trees and where to plant them. We hope many individual trees will be planted, but also that more ambitious schemes may include new woodlands and avenues”.

I hope as many people as possible will be able to support this inclusive and far-reaching initiative.

James Hervey-Bathurst CBE DL

Chairman, Queen’s Green Canopy in Herefordshire



To find out more, please see The Queens Green Canopy website: The Queen’s Green Canopy(

If you as an individual, or a group, a community, a school or a parish would like to plant a tree for the Queen’s Green Canopy outline plans can be found here:

In addition to this you will find further excellent summary answers to FAQs in this link:

Herefordshire Lieutenancy will be working with the Herefordshire Community Foundation.If you would like to donate locally please see the below link: